BOOK REVIEW: The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club #1) by Lyssa Kay Adams

BOOK REVIEW: The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club #1) by Lyssa Kay AdamsThe Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club #1)
by Lyssa Kay Adams
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The first rule of book club:
You don't talk about book club.

Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott's marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his pride and fear get the better of him.

Welcome to the Bromance Book Club.

Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it'll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.


THIS BOOK IS FREAKIN’ GENIUS. Genius I tell you. A group of macho guys getting together READING ROMANCE NOVELS, helping each other fix their relationships?!?!?!ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!? I loved every. single. aspect. Of this damn thing. Like I want this to be a really, really great review but I think it’s going to end up being one of those where I flail around like a cray person because I am so in love. Like everything about this entire book was PERFECT. EVERYTHING!!

Like at one point, when the main character, Gavin, is being initiated into the group, one of his friends is telling him why they read romances and that women LOVE reading them and secretly want that kind of stuff in their life. Gavin denies that his wife, Thea likes them because she doesn’t have any around the house. His friend saying something along the lines of “does she have an e-reader? I guarantee you that thing is full of romance novels.” HAHAH I FELT PERSONALLY ATTACKED. I have so much smut on my Kindle that it’s not even funny.

But in all seriousness, other than me loving the funny of a bromance book club in general, this book had a lot of important things you don’t see in every day romance. #1 it had a couple working to fix their relationship on the brink of a divorce. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book like that before. #2 Gavin had a stutter and it came out during every day conversation and was just a normal thing. There were several things brought up about it (him tell Thea he had been teased about it in high school, Thea bitching a woman out for being incredibly rude about it, him saying that one of the reasons he fell in love with Thea was because she never acted weird around him for it, never interrupted him, etc.) and again, I’ve read books where character have had stutters in the past but have worked past them so that it only comes out when they’re nervous or something. This was just a part of Gavin and I just loved it. Just one more book that people can relate to in a world where so many characters are too perfect.

There was the tiny, temporary fall out in the end but I think it was really necessary to their overall story and to Thea’s healing and self-discovery. The ending was perfect in every way and I seriously hope this series is a million books long because I will CHERISH EVERY ONE. Seriously, if you guys don’t go out and read this when it comes out, you’re all nuts!!! Lol, but really.

Huge thanks to NetGalley and Berkley books for allowing me to read an eARC in exchange for an honest review!♥

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  1. Bookishly_Kenia

    This sounds like something both my sister and I would love. I’m definitely asking her to buddy read this with me!! Great review!

    • Arielle

      Hope you guys love it! I can’t wait for the second book.

  2. T.H. Hernandez

    Oh, wow, this sounds awesome!!!

    • Arielle

      It really was, I loved it even more than I thought I would!!

  3. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    I saw this book mentioned on another blog a long time ago and thought the premise sounded like so much fun. Seems like the books lives up to that awesome premise!!
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    • Arielle

      It did! I have read so much romance at this point that I jump for joy when I come across a different concept like this lol. Pureeeee gold, I tell ya

  4. Sophie

    You convinced me Arielle! It sounds so good!!!!!!
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    • Arielle

      Yassss this makes me happy! Hope you love it.

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